Le Mani in Pasta

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Le Mani in Pasta review 2 Users say 5/5 Rate it

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but this relative newcomer has three things going for it: decent, creative home cooking, served up in huge portions; the friendly, informal service of the lads who run the place; and great value for money. On our last visit we started off with some nicely chargrilled vegetables and a sauté di cozze e vongole (clams and mussels), followed up by giant mounds of spaghetti with seppioline (baby cuttlefish) and carciofi (artichokes), and ended up paying €38 for two, wine and water included. The secondi, if you get that far, include a good fillet steak with green peppercorns. The upstairs room has a ringside view of the kitchen action. Unusually for Rome, there's a sala fumatori (smoking area) though it's confined to the nether regions. Book ahead.

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Le Mani in Pasta details

Via de' Genovesi 37

Area Rome

Transport Bus 23, 280, 780, H/tram 8 .

Telephone 06 581 6017

Meals served 12.30-3pm, 7.30-11.30pm Tue-Sat. Closed 3 wks Aug & 1wk late Dec.

Average €33.

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Comments & ratings 5/5 (Average of 2 ratings)

By Freddy - Oct 18 2014

The best chef in Rome! And the most charming waiters! Food and wine is outstanding.

By HB - May 27 2011

A great find TOP quality food at very decent cost

By Hiddenpalette.com - Jan 11 2011

Can't speak highly enough about this restaurant, been there lots of times and always had amazing reasonably priced meals, one of Rome's best new places